Digital Environmental Data for Vehicle Engineering

Technology Days


In the current vehicle engineering process for global markets, good data of the relevant environmental conditions and models for usage variability are crucial for the derivation of the correct design requirements. This concerns


  • classical durability of suspension and drivetrain,
  • reliability of the advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS),
  • as well as energy consumption.


The software-suite VMC® provides all you need to analyse vehicle usage in different markets and regions, plan measurement campaigns, evaluate data and simulate vehicle loads and performance based on suitable vehicle and driver models embedded in an efficient environmental model. Moreover, high-resolution environmental data enables the efficient development and test of driver assistance systems as well as automated driving functionalities under realistic operating conditions.




Event location

The technology day will take place either digitally or at our institute, Fraunhofer-Platz 1, 67663 Kaiserslautern.


Costs and registration

Participation is free of charge. Registration for the respective event takes place via the registration page.


Usually, the schedule of the technology days is as follows. Changes will be announced on the event page of the current technology days.

1. Seminar day, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

  • U·Sim/VMC GeoLDA: Simulating customer usage by models combining vehicle measurements with geographic data
  • VMC GeoStatistics: Geographic analysis for vehicle engineering
  • VMC Usage Modeler: Simulating complete vehicle lives for thousands of customers
  • Load and consumption distribution for a light duty truck in China – a use case
  • VMC Simulation: Road profiles and road roughness indicators


2. Seminar day, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

  • VMC Simulation: Energy demands and drivetrain loads
  • Assessing energy demand for E-busses – a use case
  • Statistical evaluation of geo-referenced indicators for the design of electric drives – a use case
  • VMC Road & Scene Generator